Arunan Dharmalingam is fascinated with agriculture. Farm animals, plants and fruits are reoccurring subjects in his drawing, painting and print-making practice. Using a touch screen to communicate, Arunan will tell you he is "excited" and "happy" to draw these things.

Arunan works out of the Visual Arts Program at Studio A's parent company, Studio ARTES. Here, Arunan receives specialised support and assistance in the creation of his work. Arunan works closely with Studio ARTES' Visual Arts Manager, Jessica Hodgkinson to create his large-scale print editions.

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Arunan is a prolific drawer. He repeatedly draws the same, near identical forms time and time again. On a larger scale, the simplicity of Arunan's hand-drawn lines and bold colour patterns appear to jump right off the paper.